The Idiot (Penguin Designer Classics)
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
published by Penguin, 2006
LIMITED TO ONE COPY ONLY, CONDITION 9/10
This is one of 1000 limited-edition copies of The Idiot published to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, with a special jacket created by one of the most influential designers of our time, Ron Arad.
Inspired by an image of Christ's suffering, Dostoyevsky set out to create a protagonist with "a truly beautiful soul" and to trace the fate of such an individual as he comes into contact with the brutal reality of contemporary society. The novel begins when the innocent epileptic Prince Myshkin - the 'idiot' - arrives in St Petersburg and finds himself drawn into a web of violent and passionate relationships that leads to blackmail, betrayal and eventually murder.
- paperback in acrylic case: 704 pages
- ISBN: 9780713999655
- product dimensions: 264 x 329 mm